CHANDERNAHAN PEAK SNOW TREK
Chandernahan Snow Peak Trek or Chandernahan Frozen Lakes Trek is one of the best trekking sites in Shimla. Unexplored Chandernahan snow trek is trekker’s paradise for those trekkers who are adventourous & enthusiastic and want to explore winter treks and experience heavy snow with adventure. Chandernahan Peak Snow tour has its base camp at village Janglikh (one of the heritage village) and covers snowy sceneries of snow clad mountains, waterfalls, seven glacial ponds of Chandernahan (a source of Pabbar River), beautiful meadows and thick forests and camping expectations of the trekkers. Chandernahan snow trek is the most exciting & entertaining trekking experience on snow in India and then is safe and has no risk of the snow avalanches and wild animals. This trek’s snowy mountains are covered with snow throughout winter till the end of June – July which also adds the view of sunrise & sunset during trek and camping. The region gets covered under several feet of soft snow from early winters and this snow solidifies by December, making it the most adventurous snow trek in the state. The string of white hills is visible only during winters, which would otherwise be lush green. It is even safer as compared to other snow treks as there is no fear of avalanches and the lake is ultra-hard to walk on.
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Shimla - Rohru - Janglikh - Dayara Thatch - Litham Thatch - Chandranahan Lake
Group Size: Max 15
Best Season: January - March
Highest Point: 4200m
Accomodation: Homestay, Camping
Drive from Shimla to Janglik (2750m, 162 kms, ~ 9 hrs)
The day begins early in the morning. Our Cab will pick you up at Shimla Bus stand. It will be a long drive to reach Janglik, but the thrilling roads and views on the way will keep you engaged by the time you reach Janglik, a beautiful village amidst the greens. Being in a smaller group, we can choose to stay in the local homestay. This gives us the priceless experience to experience the rich local culture and make ourselves a part of it right from the go. Do visit the local temple in Janglik which has been designed artistically with a local blend.
Accommodation: Homestay/ Janglik
Trek from Janglik to Dayara Thatch (3465m, 5 hrs)
On the second day, we start our trek and as we walk towards our next destination, we are gifted by the pleasures of greens, but in varied shades. A typical Himalayan trek through the high rising conifers and small openings in the thick and thin forest, following up the Pabbar River. You cross few shepherds’ hut on the way to Dayara thatch.
Dayara is a beautiful expanse of loft green meadow in the valley encircled sparsely by conifers. The flock of sheep grazing around with humps of mountains rising high on both the sides make it a picturesque location. It is early in the season and snow can add a different element of beauty to the sight. This in itself makes for a perfect campsite.
We spend the rest of the day exploring the site and soaking in the view, through our eyes and camera. Do have a conversation with the shepherds you meet. It will enlighten you a lot on their perspective of the world.
Accommodation: Tents/ Dayara Thatch
Trek from Dayara Thatch to Litham Thatch (3600m, 3 hrs)
A short day today but a beautiful one. We start lazily and would like to reach our next campsite for lunch. We follow the Pabbar River with a constant view of the mighty Gunas pass ahead of us. A gentle traverse on the grassy mountain with mixed climb on the meadow through occasional forests and multiple stream crossing brings us to the Litham thatch.
You have rest of the day to enjoy at your own leisure. This will be our campsite for the 2 nights and plays a very important role in the better acclimatization for successful crossing of the Barua Pass.
Accommodation: Tents/ Litham Thatch
Explore Chandranahan Lake (4024m, 6 hrs)
The next day early morning, we start our trek to explore the other valley on our left towards Chandranahan Lake. Chandranahan is a lake system fed by glacier and underground spring water. It is a very pious place for the locals and legend has it that the local God of Rohru - Shikru Devta is supposed to have taken birth here. As per the rule, we are not supposed to venture closer to the lake with shoes or slippers, or wearing any other leather item.
The stream originating from the lake is a tributary of the Pabbar and is also named as Chandranahan nala. The trek up is a good one and early in May it can have a good amount of snow cover. Otherwise, it is a walk up on a moderately rough terrain with occasional flat meadows, requiring crossing streams multiple times. Snow covers the lake, but if the same is thin, you can see up to 3 lakes, which are not too big or deep either.
We return back to Litham for the evening.
Accommodation: Tents/ Litham Thatch
LITHAM TO DAYARA THACH
Start your day leisurely and enjoy the morning sunrise. After breakfast you start excursion back to Dayara Thach through Dayara Thach. Dayara Thach is the Most Beautiful Place of this trek. The long Meadows with Herds will definitely stole your heart. We spend the rest of the day exploring the site and soaking in the view, through our eyes and camera. Do have a conversation with the shepherds you meet. It will enlighten you a lot on their perspective of the world.
Enjoy dinner and sleep under stars in Dayara thach.
Accommodation: Tents at Dayara Thatch
Trek to Janglik Village. Drive to Shimla (4 hrs trek.)
Brief Details: Today we end our beautiful trek. We start early as we are to reach Shimla. It takes about 4 hours of descend to get us to Janglik Village and the nearest road head.
From there, we will transport you back to Shimla.
- Cab from Shimla to Shimla for transfers.(Tempo Travellers & Trax/Scorpio)
- Accommodation (Homestay, Tent and Sleeping Bags)
- Breakfast- Packed Lunch- Dinner (Vegetarian)
- Snacks, soups , Tea, essential food Materials for Trekking in High Altitude.
- Service of Tour manager from Shimla to Shimla.
- High Altitude Guide , Trek Information and Sightseeing .
- All tolls, State taxes, Parking and Driver allowances.
- Cost of Fuel.
- Any cost arising towards Maintenance or Repair of Cab
- Any Personal Expenditure.
- Porters to carry personal luggage.
- Anything note mentioned under the head inclusion.
- Any Service not mentioned under the head inclusions.
- Trekking shoes: You will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
- Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
- Three warm layers: On the pass crossing day, you will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
- Two trek pants: Wear one pair and carry one pair.
- Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
- Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
- Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. These are more important in June. There might be snow at the upper campsites regardless of the season. So carry a pair of sunglasses.
- Suncap: The sun is intense at higher altitudes and a sun cap is absolutely essential to keep your face and neck safe from sun burns.
- Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof gloves.
- Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
- Socks (2 pairs): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
- Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
- Trekking pole
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